English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Whittersikk

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Whittersikk 1523 Wyg
  • Whittersick ( e ) 1638 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • Wihitersick 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Whittersikk 1523, Whittersick (e) 1638, 1679, 1703, Wihitersick 1722, Whiter Sike c. 1730, 1744 (v. sík; with the surn. Whitter, originally occupational for' a whitewasher' (from OE   hwifian' to make white'))